Third Party Candidates Polling Abnormally High, Media Doesn’t Care


Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are are polling substantially higher than third party candidates have in past years. Corporate media is still dismissive. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“How about a libertarian whom people haven’t heard of?

Gary Johnson wants to find out. At this past weekend’s contentious Libertarian Party convention, he won the nomination along with his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. A recent poll showed Johnson attracting 10 percent of the general election vote — a highly respectable number for a relatively obscure former governor of New Mexico. With continued success, he could get a coveted spot at the presidential debates. The mainstream press is paying attention…

Libertarians may see an exemplary record of slashing budgets, preaching foreign policy restraint and advocating for personal freedoms from gambling to drug use. But Johnson is also kind of an oddball (at least compared to other politicians) who is most at ease talking obsessively about his personal fitness.”*

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